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Strong demand for Falklands beef: MPA burgers and the oil industry

Saturday, July 7th 2012 - 01:37 UTC
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The Falkland Islands national beef herd could be doubled to meet current and potential markets, farmers heard at a Falklands Meat Company, FMC, meeting this week in Stanley. Read full article


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  • Conqueror

    Advice for Falklands Meat Company: Do NOT use Islamic methods of slaughter! Send your meat to the UK clearly marked “Not halal”! Make sure UK consumers know! We'll buy all you can produce. Glad to support you but we also want proper meat. Try labelling it “Produce of the Falkland Islands”. We can hang on until you increase the size of your herds. Also, don't use any nasty substances that the South Americans use. You won't be looking to increase your beef herd by 100, but by 10,000! Can you do sheep, lambs, pigs and chickens as well? I'd pay a little more (not too much) to get my food from you!

    Jul 07th, 2012 - 01:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RobWilliams


    Agreed, i'd definitely purchase some.

    Jul 07th, 2012 - 06:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    we are sure Mc Donalds , KFC and King Burger will jump on board.

    Jul 07th, 2012 - 09:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redpoll

    Conqueror What nasty ssubstances do the South Americans use?

    Jul 07th, 2012 - 10:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @4 “Veterinary” drugs banned in the EU. Check out “growth” hormones. Ever wondered why S. Ams. are brainless? Avoid S. Am. meat!!

    Jul 08th, 2012 - 07:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • M_of_FI

    Another example of the English stealing Argentina resources!! Bloody pirates.

    Jul 08th, 2012 - 07:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Guzz

    Did someone run off with the sheep???

    Jul 08th, 2012 - 08:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redpoll

    Well Conks you are evidently not a farmer. The hormone Zeranol has been banned in my country for 37 years and by the way we dont feed ground up animal brains to cattle to produce mad cow disease . Wasnt that UK that started that? You talk of us being brainless. Well converting cattle into inadvertent ccnnibals was a pretty brainless ide imo. Well you may smoke dried grass. Most of our cattle thrive on the natural variety

    Jul 08th, 2012 - 09:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • saphira

    The origin of the disease itself remains unknown,Different hypotheses exist for the origin of prion proteins in cattle. Two leading hypotheses suggest it may have jumped species from the disease scrapie in sheep, or that it evolved from a spontaneous form of “mad cow disease” that has been seen occasionally in cattle for many centuries. In the fifth century BCE, Hippocrates described a similar illness in cattle and sheep, which he believed also occurred in man. Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus recorded cases of a disease with similar characteristics in the fourth and fifth centuries CE

    Jul 09th, 2012 - 01:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    “Since 1989, the European Union has banned the use of growth hormones and the importation of meat with growth hormones. Hormone use is banned in Brazil but allowed in Argentina”.

    So I guess EU and Brazilian beef is fine but Argentine beef is suspect?

    Jul 09th, 2012 - 01:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redpoll

    Englander The use of growth hormones is legal in the USA also! In Uruguay I think we have the most advanced system of traceabilty certainly on this continent with every single beef animal being electronically tagged so it can be traced down the chain from breeder to supermarket. Its not perfect yet but what is? Safira Thank you for your informed comment and classical references which I will certaily look up. Yes scrapie in sheep is probably a cause but it didnt “jump” - it was pushed -by those Practices which I have already commented on By the way shortage of meat? An extermination program of reindeer on South Georgia. What are they doing with that meat I ask?

    Jul 09th, 2012 - 03:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Truth_Telling_Troll

    Conqueror is worried about his meat, meanwhile he himself is a polluted wasteland, with all that acid rain, excessive fertilizers and nitrates present in European soil, and oh yes, the still very well present Chernobyl/Three Mile Is./Fukushima cumulative radiation buildup in the Northern Hemisphere atmosphere.

    Put all those things together, and why do you think cancer rates in Europe and North America, and China are SO much higher than Argentina? There is no life expectancy discrepancy wide enough to account for the huge difference. It is well know the northern continents are far more cancerogenic. Dirty, polluted cesspools.

    With that said, Bon Appetit conqueror.

    Jul 09th, 2012 - 05:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    Jul 09th, 2012 - 06:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redpoll

    @12 “dirty olluted cesspools” You visited the Riachuelo in BA recently? BTW why at the insistence of the Argentine delegates on the joint commission CARU allow publication of the pollution data on the Uruguay River? Could it be that all those lovely green people who live in Gualeguaychu are actually contributing most to the pollution of the Uruguay through the effluent they discharge into their river? Bon Appetit oh troll

    Jul 09th, 2012 - 09:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest


    We're not still 'trying', we're still succeeding.

    PS: the last laugh's on you mate.

    Jul 09th, 2012 - 09:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    Since being (at last) being given more autonomy and security by the UK government since 1982, FIG run their country/economy to a standard Argentina might reach by 2082 if they are lucky.

    Jul 09th, 2012 - 09:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Truth_Telling_Troll


    It's so easy to just make up stories online isn't it redpoll? Brazil and Uruguay are by far the biggest contaminators of the river.

    Jul 10th, 2012 - 01:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redpoll

    Some figures on that troll- and not some Argentine fantasy statistics which even you people dont believe any more

    Jul 10th, 2012 - 12:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    Good morning redpoll, nice to see you here.

    Unfortunately you are very right about the Uruguay River, even our people are beginning to believe that the City of Gualeguaychu is the main contributor to the contamination.
    I haven't seen the Riachuelo since working in Dock Sud in the late 60s, it was ghastly then and is probably worse now after Mariju's fake clean-up in the 90s!!!

    Jul 10th, 2012 - 02:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redpoll

    G´day Simon.Thanks for your comment. Thats why theArgentine delegates in CARU refuse to disclose publicly the figures as agreed by the ICJ judgement at the Hague. As for the bribes offered to the Uruguay delegates on the question of the dredging of the Martin Garcia channel by their Argentine colleagues... Well nuff said

    Jul 10th, 2012 - 04:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Benson

    Aww bless our special little friend is back.

    Jul 11th, 2012 - 08:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    A clear demonstration of the special unity that all South American countries demonstrate according to Argentina. Lol.

    Jul 14th, 2012 - 05:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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